Monthly Archives: August 2013

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Written on Aug, 20, 2013 by in | Leave a comment
Wagha Border walk – Indian & Pakistani – looks stupid but a necessary show

After a relatively peaceful summer, it appears as though Manipur is barrelling towards war with Awa, but unlike our ancestors, we are doing so only in spirit. It is all the more spirited with the reported setting up of camps by the Myanmar’s troops, 100 metres inside Manipur’s territory in the last week of August 2013. Having reminisced about an …

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Written on Aug, 15, 2013 by in | Leave a comment
Disunity causes weakness

Today is Indian Independence Day – 15th August 2013. It harks back to my historical memory of how disunited Indian States were; fighting among themselves, which eventually caused their ruination. This also brings back to my mind the disunity of the Meiteis as a national character: Without naiveté and arrogance, the effete Meiteis were once a warrior nation. Take a …

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Written on Aug, 04, 2013 by in | Leave a comment
Traditional Mera Haochongba revived (photo credit; Bunti Phurailatpam)

  In the wake of the present demand by a Meitei group for inclusion of the Meiteis in the Scheduled Tribe category with the fret and fever, and equally vehement opposition by the tribal groups with derision and detestation, this article tries to bring a breath of fresh air. It discusses why the different communities living in Manipur should not …

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Written on Aug, 01, 2013 by in | Leave a comment
First synthetic meat burger

I have been recently asked by a long lost female acquaintance from Imphal what I eat here. I said I eat English food almost every day except when I go out to eat at an ‘Indian’ restaurant or an Indian friend’s house. The old Standard English meal was a simple “meat and two veg” and Sunday roast. Not anymore. During …

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